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£400raised of £6,500 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £400 to help bring safe drinking water to Amina's school

    Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania
    Funded on Saturday, 17th June 2017

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    As a team from the Foundation for African Empowerment, Karen Bilton Butterfield and I visited Chemka primary school located in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania. We firsthand witnessed lack of safe water and we were wondering why pupils continue to live in undignified life and sometimes miss school. Amina who is the Head Girl courageously told us about the water challenges facing her school. She said:-
    “Safe and clean water is a serious problem in our school. We are more than 250 students. We stay in school for 9 hours from 6am up to 3pm without eating anything. No safe water to drink, no safe water in the toilets for wiping ourselves and no safe water for washing our hands. The situation is even worse for us girls particularly when we are in menstrual cycle. Some of us even stay off school during our menses.”

    As we were talking, we saw pupils including the little ones carrying buckets of water between 10 to 20 liters from home. We found out that also their village does not have access to safe water. Hence, pupils collect water from ponds where animals drink and bring to school. The water is unclean and unsafe making pupils and teachers frequently suffer from diseases such as typhoid, Urinary Track Infections and schistosomiasis. These conditions perpetuate poverty among the children and their households.

    Guys, Amina’s school is facing a critical water problem requiring immediate assistance if the school attendance, health and dignity is to be upheld. We were informed that over the past year, around 40% of the pupils had contracted water-borne diseases affecting their health and school attendance.

    We decided to help to ensure that Amina’s school has access to safe drinking water. Karen and myself have put together TSh 200,000 for this project. Join us to help Amina’s school get access to safe water.

    Your donation of USD 50 can help to buy 5 water taps. Please donate today as generously as you can. Also, help to share this campaign.

    Thank you for your support.



    • Samwel Mfanga1 year ago
      Samwel Mfanga

      Samwel Mfanga

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Amina's school is very close to having access to safe drinking water. Your cash donations and offline materials donation from BAM International, we are now implementing the project. We shall post key milestones of this project on our facebook page, Know that without your support, this could not be possible. Thank you for transforming lives.

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    • Samwel Mfanga2 years ago
      Samwel Mfanga

      Samwel Mfanga

      2 years ago

      We have 9 days to go but we have not yet reached our goal. Kindly consider donating to our campaign and help to spread this campaign. Without safe drinking water, girls health, access to education and dignity is at very high risk. Thank you for your support.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/4/2017 5:37 PM



    • Vicky Abbott

      Vicky Abbott

      May 4, 2017

    • Kris Clerkin

      Kris Clerkin

      May 3, 2017

      Samuel, this looks like a very worthy cause. I hope you reach your goals! Kris Clerkin HKS MC/MPA '10


    • Adrienne Beal

      Adrienne Beal

      Mar 19, 2017

      Good luck with the campaign and raising what you need to help bring clean water to the village x


    • Linda Patton

      Linda Patton

      Mar 18, 2017

      Good luck on your target Karen and team, everyone should have safe drinking water. Linda, Carl and Joseph Patton.


    • Andrew harden

      Andrew harden

      Feb 25, 2017

      Truely inspirational guys I hope you reach your target! Love the Harden's xx


    • Fitri Syam

      Fitri Syam

      Feb 25, 2017

      Happy to support such a worthy causeKeep up the good work


    • Samuel Abbott

      Samuel Abbott

      Feb 24, 2017

      Keep up the good work and I hope you reach your goal


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    Samwel Mfanga

    Samwel Mfanga

    Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania

    I am the Founder & Executive Director of the Foundation for African Empowerment (FAE). I was born and raised in Makiba Village. My primary school just like Amina’s did not have safe drinking water. My life experiences inspired me to work on improving lives in the rural areas.

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